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Armenian Cafe

3126 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008-2908
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Ranked #26 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $22
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Armenian, Greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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169 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on a whim, and really glad we did since the food was EXCELLENT! My son enjoyed the "Saganaki" (flaming cheese) which was a fun visual experience as the cheese is actually on fire. It is seasoned so well and paired with soft pita bread triangles. Very delicious! I enjoyed the hummus and gyro pita sandwich, which... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Just drove by this today and decided to take a chance. I'm glad we did. Extensive Armenian menu that's not overpriced for the area, with American favorites like burgers and fries too. All your middle eastern favorites with a distinctly Armenian flavor to the food and environs. Service was friendly. Patio seating with umbrellas. We had lunch only but I... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We'd been here for lunch previously but this was our first dinner experience. With the platters you get soup - very very salty soup. The platters came with too much rice - and too much salt. The beef was okay except for being too salty. The lamb kebabs were good. The gyros were too salty. The salads were good. The... More

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watsonville, ca
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I can't speak for any of the other meals, but they serve a good breakfast. My husband and I shared the falafel and eggs breakfast. It was very tasty, and we both had plenty to eat. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the potatoes were super salty. I don't remember them being overly salty when... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Pros - the food was delicious. Well seasoned, tender meat. The portions were generous but not enormous. Great waiter! Cons - too many choices on the menu.

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Phoenix, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Decided to stop at this spot(which had great reviews) for breakfast on our way back home(AZ) from LEGOLAND. All I can say is friendly staff and EXCELLENT food!! My hubby had the waffles which were so fresh and HUGE..he loved them. I had Gyro omelet and OMG the Gyro was out of this world. Would HIGHLY recommend stopping here if... More

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La Quinta, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our second trip here, as we are out of towners. If you like this type of food, you will love this place. Generous portions....from appetizers to main course. Also unusual beers. Servers able to answer all menu questions and offer suggestions. This place has been in Carlsbad at least 20 years, with owner present, making sure everyone is pleased. Highly... More

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was very curious to try this restaurant, as I have been passing it for years while driving in Carlsbad. I have to admit,when I stopped for lunch, it was not as good as I expected. Even though it was not particularly busy, my table was dirty and I had to request for some cleaning. The waitresses were friendly, but... More

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Riverside, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

let me start by saying that i am a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I don't like to eat at places i think might be a miss... there is nothing more disappointing then having a meal and its a miss.... Armenian Cafe is a home run .... the menu is amazing ... tons of choices ... and some real... More

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San Diego, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Falafals were dry, not good. Breakfast was great. I took my friend here from out of town and I was disappointed in the Falafel's. The worse. But, I have had breakfast here and it is wonderful!

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